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Accident: 200712503 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Lift-Gate

Accident: 200712503 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 03/29/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30864619903/30/20053751American Ironhorse Motorcycle Co. Inc.
Employee #1 was standing underneath the lift-gate of a tractor trailer while using the hand-held control. The employee routinely stood underneath the gate to prevent it from kicking out. The chains on the lift gate were not connected, so when the door was lowered, the lift gate fell, struck, and killed Employee #1.
Keywords: head, hydraulic lift, tailgate, driver, truck, struck by, tractor trailer, concussion, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308646199 Fatality Concussion Truck drivers, heavy

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